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Title: Long-term care in China: Issues and prospects
Author(s): Wong, Yu Cheung 
Author(s): Leung, J.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: Journal of Gerontological Social Work 
Volume: 55
Issue: 7
Start page: 570
End page: 586
One of the major socioeconomic challenges China faces is the rapid aging of its population. China is now an aging society, even though it is still regarded as a middle-income economy. Coupled with the market-driven reform of social services and rapid erosion of family support, the provision of affordable and accessible social care services to older people has already become an urgent issue for the government to address. Looking into the future, the formulation of a sustainable position on long-term care (LTC) will increasingly become the major focus of social policy. This article sets out the background to the demographic shifts resulting in the emerging need for LTC in China. It analyzes the issues facing LTC services and reviews their prospects, including the structure, operation, financing, and interfacing of residential and community-based home care services.
DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2011.650319
CIHE Affiliated Publication: No
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